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July 15, 2018
SF/F Saturday: Flash Fiction
I posted this original super-short story on Twitter a few weeks ago, but I don't...
November 01, 2017
The Brand New Testament
The Brand New Testament, a 2015 independent film from Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael, is...
October 30, 2017
A Fireside Dialogue
1. A Portent Late on a wild and blustery autumn night, I was sitting in...
March 15, 2017
Content note: Minor spoilers. I'm behind on movies, but I'm trying to catch up on...
October 31, 2016
A Fireside Chat with the Tempter
On Halloween night, a dark visitor makes a return appearance.
October 31, 2015
Dark Heart Now Available For Free!
Happy Halloween! Because it's the season for tricks and treats, I've got one to offer....
October 26, 2015
Movie Review: The Martian
Content note: Contains some spoilers. It says something about our era that so many of...
October 10, 2015
SF/F Saturday: The Culture
For all its virtues, Star Trek was a series that often failed to do justice...
July 25, 2015
SF/F Saturday: The Half-Made World
Something I've often wondered is why so many great or classic fantasy stories are set...
April 25, 2015
Atlas Shrugged: The Cobra Commander Dialogues
If you've been reading the comments on my Atlas Shrugged posts, you've probably seen the...
April 20, 2015
SF/F Sunday: Goodnight Stars
Earlier this week, I posted about the "Sad Puppies'" reactionary campaign to hijack the Hugos....
April 15, 2015
The Sci-Fi Fans Who Fear Change
The Hugos, one of the most prestigious awards for sci-fi and fantasy writing, have been...
March 14, 2015
SF/F Saturday: Terry Pratchett’s Death
I was devastated to learn that Terry Pratchett, the renowned fantasy author, died this week...
November 15, 2014
SF/F Saturday: The Years of Rice and Salt
I've been getting into alternate history novels lately - The Guns of the South by...
November 12, 2014
Season of the Tempter
On a dreaming night not long ago, I was walking by myself along a lonely...
July 05, 2014
SF/F Saturday: The Long Earth
Terry Pratchett is famous for his Discworld fantasy series, but he's tried his hand at...
February 01, 2014
SF/F Saturday: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
"Can a magician kill a man by magic?" Lord Wellington asked Strange. Strange frowned. He...
December 28, 2013
Weekend Coffee: December 28
While you rest and recover from all the holiday feasting, some links: • The eruption...
December 21, 2013
SF/F Saturday: His Dark Materials
There's a lot of fantasy fiction that I enjoy in spite of its religious themes...
November 02, 2013
SF/F Saturday: Anathem
I found out this week that my books have been getting ratings and reviews on...
October 31, 2013
A Two-Sentence Halloween Horror Story
I really liked this article on Salon showcasing two-sentence horror stories written by professional authors....
October 07, 2013
Repost: The Theodicy of Narnia
[Author's Note: I'm reposting some old favorites while I'm away on vacation this week. This...
June 18, 2012
A Dialogue with the Tempter
At the end of a long and weary day, with the last drops of twilight...
September 09, 2011
Never Quote Discworld to an Atheist
The other day, I found this article from a Google alert: an essay on the...
March 25, 2011
The Contributions of Freethinkers: Ursula K. LeGuin
Although I've highlighted the lives of some amazing feminists on Daylight Atheism, I don't want...
November 14, 2010
Return to the Desert IV: The Xenophobe
I kept walking, leaving the canyons behind. The eerie stone pillars and rugged topography of...
November 07, 2010
Return to the Desert: The Eschatologist
The salt-crusted stone shack disappeared before I had been walking more than a few minutes,...
November 01, 2010
Return to the Desert: The Scholar
A gust of stinging wind assailed me as soon as I passed through the portal,...
October 31, 2010
Return to the Desert
The sun beat down, hot and harsh, from a lead-colored sky. I stood at the...
February 06, 2010
Movie Review: Creation
Last night I had a chance to see Creation, the independent film by British director...
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